Thiq

Thursday
6:00pm - 12:00am
1 128 Military Road Neutral Bay 2089

Features

function hire
notable cocktails

It’s not clear what category Thiq fits into. There are private booths and dining tables with linen napkins, but also a snack-focused bar menu, dim lighting and pumping disco. But there are no bar stools, and no one is dancing.

If you want to have a bar experience there are cocktails, such as a Slow with Woodford reserve, Laphroaig and ginger wine, or an Against-the-Wall with smoked run, Chambord and pineapple. Bar snacks are either fancy – like the ocean charcuterie board (cured salmon, octopus and a salted roe cream) or the Hokkaido scallops with celeriac puree – or junky, such as the thick-battered, za’atar-spiced fried chicken or the pastrami burger.

For dinner try chef Berron Kim’s (ex-Devon(link) and Lucky Suzy(link)) house-made gnocchi with burnt butter, cheddar, mushrooms and sage dust. Or a whole roast eggplant with walnut Romesco. This is best done outside because that’s where you’ll be able to compete with Thiq’s soundtrack.

Even beyond the bar-restaurant confusion there’s a lot of different flavours and ideas going on. Even more so when you see Thiq runs a brunch service serving salmon pastrami and slow-cooked eggs; a Persian big breakfast; fried eggs over polenta; and Bloody Marys.